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By Liz Wood 

The Indians at Platte Valley Crossing

 


Editor’s note: This is the third and final story in a series about pioneer trails passing through the Platte Valley and Wyoming.

Chris “Chilly” Rollison referred to Randall's explanation of the fact that the Overland Trail started as an Indian trail. Before becoming an Indian trail, the trails were game trails.

The Indians would have followed the game and established that trail, and later on the wagons would follow the trail.

When Lt. John Fremont and guide Kit Carson were on a trail downstream from the Platte River Crossing, a band of Arapahoes set to attack their camp. Fremont quic...



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